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From Ted Dunning <>
Subject Re: Clarification of Mentors from Proposal Guide
Date Fri, 25 Nov 2016 19:51:30 GMT
On Fri, Nov 25, 2016 at 7:16 AM, Bertrand Delacretaz <
> wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 25, 2016 at 3:05 PM, John D. Ament <>
> wrote:
> > ...*Note that since Mentors are appointed by the Incubator PMC at the
> end of
> > the acceptance process, they have no formal role until the proposal is
> > accepted....
> I don't think this is really useful, it seems to just cover edge cases
> that we might as well explain on list if they happen.
> I suggest replacing both paragraphs that you list by this, or a
> refined variant of it:
> "Three Mentors gives a quorum and allows a Podling more autonomy, so the
> current
> consensus is that three Mentors is a good number. Any experienced
> Apache community
> member can provide informal mentorship anyway, what's important is to make
> sure
> the podling has enough regularly available mentors to progress smoothly."

And frankly, nobody really has a formal role until the proposal is
accepted. That is the point of acceptance ... it is the beginning of
formality. Before then, there are really no rules (from Apache).

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